Meghan, don’t brag about Archie – we know he can’t be that ...


Meghan, don’t brag about Archie – we know he can’t be that perfect

The duchess’s praise for her ‘wondrous’ son is a pain for those for whom parenting is difficult and self-flagellation easy

Christina Hopkinson

Royal mother Meghan not only has far better hair than the rest of us commoners, but it also it turns out she might have a better husband and baby, too.

On tour in SA, the Duchess of Sussex praised husband Harry as the “best dad”, while five-month-old Archie is a “wondrous old soul”.

There’s no end to what a proud parent can boast about in those early days. I remember a mother in a baby group describing the first month as a mother as a “special time of bliss” when she’d never felt more attracted to her husband, whose allure increased with every nighttime feed he volunteered to do. In return, he told her she’d never been sexier. Meanwhile, the rest of us looked shamefully down at our leaking breasts and postnatal bodies...

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